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wHO WE ARE

Brinkley Serkedakis is an Atlanta native and a New Orleans transplant who believes in the power of philanthropy, public service, and civic engagement to transform cities and change lives. Brinkley has dedicated her career to helping the people and organizations who are making a difference in the lives of others, including non-profit organizations, elected officials, and candidates for elected office. 

Before coming to New Orleans and founding Arabella Street Strategies, Brinkley served as the Executive Director of Common Cause Georgia, where she led advocacy and policy efforts around redistricting and voting rights reforms.  

 

Previously, she was an Associate Campaign Director at Coxe Curry & Associates, an Atlanta-based non-profit fundraising consulting firm, where she served a diverse base of clients that included public-private partnerships, arts organizations, public and private schools, and human services organizations.  

 

Brinkley held roles with CARE USA, an international NGO focused on fighting global poverty, and with Georgia Appleseed, a public interest law center working to increase justice in Georgia through law and policy reform.  Brinkley was also a founding partner at Peachtree Battle Group, an Atlanta-based political consulting firm.

 

Brinkley spent several election cycles in states throughout the South, working in campaign roles for Governor Roy Barnes and Governor Bev Perdue. In Washington, DC, Brinkley worked on Capitol Hill for U.S. Senator Mary Landrieu, and also served as the Deputy Political Director at the Democratic Governors Association. Early in her career, she was also a policy analyst at the Children's Defense Fund. 

In her spare time, you can find Brinkley walking her dogs, visiting with friends and family, or watching SEC football. Brinkley received her BA from the University of Alabama. 

 

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